BY DAVID LEWIS
5 October 2005 — 5 November 2005
Monkey’s Uncle is a comedy (perhaps a farce) about the mayhem caused when our animal instincts come into conflict with our civilised veneers. The play begins with the great farceur Georges Feydeau struggling to cope as his latest plot and his hectic life begin to merge, and then spins furiously forward into the 21st Century.
Troubled marriages, rampant affairs, professional jealousy and an organ grinder’s monkey are some of the ingredients in David Lewis’ new play which was inspired by the Orange Tree’s wonderful doorless French farces and is written specially for our theatre.